Stupidest thing ever is this infantilization of patriarchy like, “it’s boys who do those things; a ~real man~ would never be that way” no listen to me, it is not little boys who crack jokes that make up patriarchy but actual grown-ass men engaging in actual physical, systematic, structural, emotional, verbal violence against women. Patriarchy is not puberty you grow out of but a backdrop wired into the fabric of our society.
cockiness is so attractive to me in a way and it’s so irritating. like it’s annoying. and it annoys me. but the kind of expression and body language that comes with it. the self-satisfied attitude. the smug comments. the eye rolling. the smirking. “come and get me” hand gestures during a fight. eyebrow raising with an air of superiority. it’s just like. fuck you. i’m annoyed right now. i am so annoyed right now. but oh my fuck i am also so very, very attracted right now
imagine scott mccall naming his first born daughter after allison. little allison mccall, the little spitfire who becomes alpha, who learns archery, who learns everything she can about the woman she was named after. and somewhere in heaven allison argent watches over little allison, watching as she grows into her role of alpha. and she’s proud as hell.